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Glossary of Spiritual Wisdom

From the teachings of A.H. Almaas

What is Morphing?

Diamond Approach Teachings About: Morphing

Evolutionary Self-Renewal of the Soul

To move toward renewal, the soul must recognize and respect her dissipative nature, and allow the process of autopoiesis to resume, or to resume more fully. This becomes the process of inner work, in which older structures are made transparent, dissolve, and allow for new structures of experience to emerge in a way that integrates the learning of the old structures. This is a metabolic process where the conscious medium of the soul is liberated from its rigid structuring, and develops by becoming increasingly structured by her essential nature and qualities. This process leads to realization and liberation, which is the regaining of the full autopoietic function of the self-organizing principle of the soul. More precisely, this function is the way the soul’s inherent creative morphing dynamism expresses itself in evolutionary self-renewal, culminating in self-liberation. Liberation, then, is not the attainment of a static state or ground. It is rather the freedom of the soul to fully engage in autopoiesis, that is, to reach the flexibility and impressionability, combined with mature autonomy, that allow her to be transparent to the fullness of her potential, in a dynamic responsiveness to her environment. Her self-renewal becomes a continuous dynamic morphogenic process, where she constantly and spontaneously restructures herself, expressing the richness of her potential in attunement with the demands and needs of her environment.

Morphing Potential of the Soul

It appears that our soul has the potential to morph herself into any of the forms in our phylogenetic history. Our observations, and those of our associates and students, seem to further indicate that the soul has the potential to experience herself in the form of all life-forms on earth… the range of the possibility of how the animal soul can be experienced seems to include all biological organisms.

Morphogenic Transformation of the Soul

The soul manifests her inner potential through a process of morphogenic transformation. She does not flow things out of herself into some kind of space outside. She does not dismember herself and then mold each part into some form. Experiences do not fall into her, do not enter her from somewhere else. The elements of her potential arise by her morphing her substance, the conscious presence, into these forms. Under normal circumstances we are not in touch with the soul herself, with the conscious field of presence; rather we are in touch with the various states and forms that manifest in the soul. When we recognize the soul herself we recognize that her very substance is changing from one thing to another, which then we see as the changes of forms. This perspective allows for our normal experience, of changes of inner states and events, but gives these changes a quite different interpretation. They are products of a more thorough transformation, a morphogenic transformation. Our normal experience is, thus, the perception of the finished products of our soul’s transubstantiation. The perspective that is made possible by putting our attention on the nature and substance of the soul itself allows us to perceive the actual process by which forms come into being. Lest we think morphogenic transformation is a process in time, we need to remember that it is actually a process of manifestation out of non-manifestation. We experience it as a transforming field, but the transformation is basically a continual appearing, a magical display of potential into actuality.

The Inner Multidimensional Riemannian Manifold

The soul is continuously and spontaneously changing its phenomenology its topography, its shape, its texture, its color, its feel, its luminosity, its depth, its clarity, its viscosity, its momentum, its force, its power, its level of consciousness, its perceptivity and so on. The inner multidimensional Riemannian manifold is in a constant state of organic self-organization, not through one form passing and being replaced by another, but through morphing, by one form dissolving, melting boundaries and this dissolution merging continuously into the emerging boundaries of the newly arising form. Dimensions interpenetrate each other, transform into each other, overlap with each other, coalesce and separate, all in a non-linear, non-discontinuous manner.

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